June 3, 2021

EP. 61 — Upgrade Your Mind with Poppy Jamie

Entrepreneur, host, and mental health advocate Poppy Jamie joins Jameela to discuss her new book – Happy Not Perfect: Upgrade Your Mind, Challenge Your Thoughts, and Free Yourself From Anxiety. Poppy walks Jameela through her research and explains how we tend to have two “radio channels” in our brain – Stressed FM & Relaxed FM. She helps us understand how to turn down Stressed FM and turn up Relaxed FM. She covers the importance of belly breathing, stiff thinking vs flexible thinking, why we are so overwhelmed, and shares the best advice she was ever given – “never waste a breakdown.” Happy Not Perfect is out June 8th!

Transcript

Jameela: [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, I hope you’re well, and if you aren’t well, then maybe today’s episode will help because the work of the person I am bringing on today has helped me massively. I have known her for God years and years and years, I think, since she was a teenager and have watched her truly, truly evolve in every way a person can. And I’ve watched her start off as a TV host and somehow find her way to being one of the leading positive voices in mental health care. And she is such a warm, informed, self informed, self educated, unpretentious, excellent, kind human being, someone that I often wish that I was more like. And so I’m thrilled to have her on the podcast today. Her name is Poppy Jamie, if you aren’t already following her on Instagram, you absolutely should because she’s the best. All you will find is positive and uplifting content. We talk so much about the neuroscien

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